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LINGUISTIC ASSOCIATION OF CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES (LACUS)
ASSOCIATION DE LINGUISTIQUE DU CANADA ET DES ETAS-UNIS (ALCEU)
THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LACUS FORUM
To Be Held at Universite du Quebec a Montreal (UQAM), Montreal,
July 31 - August 4, 2001
Conference Theme: WHAT CONSTITUTES EVIDENCE IN LINGUISTICS?
Charles Boberg, McGill University
Sheila Embleton, York University: Presidential Address
Brendan Gillon, McGill University
Igor Melchuk, Universite de Montreal
CALL FOR PAPERS
While papers relating to the conference theme are especially
invited, abstracts are welcomed on all subjects in linguistics and
interdisciplinary areas involving language. Papers accepted for the
program will be scheduled for either 15 minutes or 25 minutes, with
5 minutes allowed for discussion. This list of topics relating to
the theme is intended as suggestive rather than comprehensive:
The Nature of Linguistic Evidence
What Constitutes Valid Evidence in Phonology?
..in cognitive and neurocognitive linguistics?
What Makes Grammatical Descriptions Plausible?
What Kinds of Questions Should a Linguist Be Trying to Answer?
GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACTS
Maximum length: 450 words (not including references). The abstract
should fit on one 8 1/2"x11" page. (If references do not fit
on the page, they may be put on a separate page, but in that
case they will not appear in the meeting handbook.) Please
do not include tables or figures in the abstract.
Anonymity: The abstract should not identify the author(s).
What to Submit: Please submit abstracts only by e-mail.
Preferably, send the abstract as an e-mail attachment,
in rich text format (.rtf) or the equivalent.
Accompanying Information: In the body of your e-mail (not part
of the attachment) send the following information:
1. Author's name(s) and affiliation(s).
2. Title of paper.
3. Presentation time desired -- 15 or 25 minutes.
4. Audio-visual equipment required (beyond overhead
5. Eligibility for prize (if applicable -- see below).
6. Name a topic (or two topics) to identify the
area(s) in which your paper lies. Choose a
topic name from the list above, or feel free to
name another topic if you are submitting an
abstract that does not fit the conference theme.
Where to Submit: lois.stanford at ualberta.ca
Those without access to e-mail should send the abstract and
accompanying information via snail mail, to:
Lois Stanford, Chair, LACUS Conference Committee
Linguistics Department, 4-36A Assiniboia Hall
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E7, Canada
Due Date: 15 January 2001
DESIRABLE PROPERTIES OF ABSTRACTS
Evaluators of abstracts will appreciate your attention to these
Informative but brief title
Clear statement of the problem or questions addressed
Clear statement of the main point(s) or argument(s)
Clear indication of relevance to related work
Avoidance of jargon
References to literature (not included in 400-word limit)
You do not have to be a member of LACUS to submit an
abstract. If your abstract is accepted, you must be a member to
present your paper at the meeting. (Members will automaticallly
receive the publication resulting from the conference.)
Proposals for panels or special sessions are also welcome.
Please contact Lois Stanford or Syd Lamb right away with your ideas
(see addresses below).
Continuing a tradition started by former president Kenneth Pike,
a committee consisting of the President, the President-Elect,
and former Presidents of LACUS will select the winner of the annual
Presidents' Prize, with an award of $500, for 'the best paper' by
a junior scholar. For purposes of this prize, 'junior scholar' is
defined as one who has had a doctoral degree for less than ten
years and has not yet attained a tenured position.
The Presidents' Predoctoral prize, with an award of $100, will be
given for 'the best paper' by a student who has not yet received
a doctor's degree.
For purposes of these prizes, 'best paper' is defined as that which
in the judgement of the committee makes the most important
contribution to knowledge. Organization and presentation may also
The prizes will be awarded at the annual banquet, to be held at the
end of the meeting, Saturday, August 4th.
Only single-authored presentations will be considered for
Junior scholars and predoctoral scholars should identify their
status in the e-mail message sent in with the abstracts, to
indicate their eligibility for one of the prizes.
Limited funds to assist scholars coming from countries with
weak currencies may be available. For information contact the
Conference Committee Chair.
A panel of referees will select certain papers presented at
the meeting for publication, with appropriate revisions, in
LACUS Forum XXVIII.
The Universite du Quebec a Montreal is located in the heart of
Montreal, between downtown and Old Montreal with many fine
ethnically diverse restaurants nearby. Montreal has a web page,
with on-line pictures so that you can see parts of Montreal at
any given time, and hence, what the weather is like, for
example. It also provides the viewer with information about the
available attractions at any given dates.
A block of studios will be reserved in the brand new
residence just across the street from the meeting rooms. Each
has a double bed, telephone, private shower, kitchenette. The
price is $40 Canadian (about $27 U.S.), the same for either one
person or two people willing to share the same bed).
It is also possible to rent suites. They consist of two
studios connected to a common living room and cost the same as two
A block of 75 rooms has been reserved. HOWEVER, there is a
very early deadline -- 30 April. Accommodation cannot be
guaranteed after this date.
303 East, Rene-Levesque Boulevard,
Canada, H2X 3Y3
Phone: (514) 987-6669
Fax:: (514) 987-0344
Toll free: (US & Canada): 1-877-987-6669
Web site: http://www.residences-uqam.qc.ca
Rooms at Hotel Lord Berry, one block from the conference
location, are about $65 U.S., single or double occupancy. Twenty
rooms have been reserved for the meeting. LACUS members should
call the hotel directly and mention that it is for the LACUS
Forum organized by UQAM. Rooms must be reserved at least 2 weeks
before 31 July.
HOTEL LORD BERRY:
Tel. (514) 845-9236
Fax: (514) 849-9855
1199, Berri St.
Reservations only (US & Canada): 1-888-363-0363
Web site: http://www.lordberri.com
E-mail: info at lordberri.com
Updated conference information will be posted to the LACUS
website at approximately the beginning of every month from now
until July. See http://www.lacus.org
Detailed information will be sent to all LACUS members and to
nonmember authors of accepted abstracts in March.
ADDRESS QUESTIONS about the conference program to:
Lois Stanford <lois.stanford at ualberta.ca>
ADDRESS QUESTIONS about Montreal and local arrnagments to:
Michel Paradis <mparad at po-box.mcgill.ca>,
Lois Stanford, University of Alberta, Chair
Ruth Brend, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Angela Della Volpe, California State University, Fullerton
Sheila Embleton, York University
Sydney Lamb, Rice University
Michel Paradis, McGill University (local arrangements chair)
William Sullivan, University of Florida
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